Tag: Common Core Standards

Whoever Decided That Knowledge Doesn’t Matter Deserves A Lump Of Coal In Their Stocking

As someone who usually subscribes to the all-things-in-moderation philosophy, I think there needs to be a healthy balance between the whats and hows of education. But anymore, it seems like all I hear about is the latter. Let me be clear. By whats, I mean the content being taught; the texts, the essential concepts, and so forth. As for the…

Standards Can Help Fix Students’ Broken Moral Compass

A recent piece in The Atlantic, Students’ Broken Moral Compasses, describes a teacher’s attempt to help his students develop good character and learn morality and ethics. However, his arguments against the Common Core State Standards are unfounded. High academic standards free teachers and students from skill-and-drill sessions that deaden curiosity, and give students the opportunity to think independently, analyze reading…

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